Doug Macnamara

Doug Macnamara is President of Banff Executive Leadership and International Institute for TV-Media Leadership and regarded as a thought leader in leadership and governance. Hands-on experience includes VP/Officer for a multinational company, the Canadian subsidiary of a US multinational, and an internationally recognized not-for-profit educational institution. He has served on and chaired various boards, including NatGeo TV. He works with public and private broadcaster executives, independent producers, regulators and industry development agencies around the world to enhance their socio-strategic leadership success.


claudio_capponClaudio Cappon

Between 1998 and 2002, Claudio Cappon was first Deputy Director General and then Director General of RAI, appointed in 2006. In December 2009, he was elected Vice President of the European Broadcasting Union. He is now teaching at SciencesPo of University in Paris in a Master’s course on public service media in Europe. He was member of the Board of Autostrade e Aeroporti di Roma, Deputy Director General of Iritecna and in 1995/96 he took up the position of Managing Director of Fintecna. In 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Consap, agency of the Ministry of the Treasury specialising in the management of public insurance services. As professor at the Faculty of Economics, Tor Vergata University, Rome, where he collaborates in the management of the “Master in Economy of the Media Companies".


heinz_gerhouserHeinz Gerhauser

Heinz Gerhäuser was appointed deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen in 1985 and has  been Director since 1993. Under his leadership, the Fraunhofer IIS has grown into the largest of the 57 Fraunhofer Institutes, currently employing approximately 700 staff. In 1999, he was appointed university professor of the endowed Chair of Information Technologies with Focus on Communication Electronics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The chair’s research activities include the study and development of new broadcast systems.


jacques_briquemontJacques Briquemont

Jacques Briquemont began his career in 1979 as assistant to the Director General of RTBF. In 1983, he was recruited by the European Broadcasting Union as a lawyer and soon was in charge of the Public Affairs. He created and managed the EBU office to the European Union in Brussels. He followed not only the work of the EU but also of the Council of Europe, the WTO and UNESCO. He was the first chairman of the Consultative Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg from 1995 to 1999.



maarten_edelenboschMaarten Edelenbosch

In the past year, Maarten Edelenbosch has made several reports about the economic crisis, including one on the fall of the government in Noord-Holland after they lost €78 million in the IceSave bank and another about DSB, the regional bank which collapsed last year. Since 2005, he has worked for RTV Noord-Holland as news reporter. RTV Noord-Holland is a network which broadcasts in Noord-Holland (including Amsterdam), the biggest province in The Netherlands with 2.7 million citizens.



marius_arnsen Marius Arnesen

Marius Arnesen is working in the research and development department of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). He has been with the NRK since 2001. During his time in NRK, he has been working with the development of new services at, and in the later years with the use of social media in NRK.




jean_marc_duboisJean-Marc Dubois

Jean-Marc Dubois is in charge of co-ordinating regional programmes for all of France 3. Aged 51, he is a journalist with an MBA (Insead). He started his my career in with the public service channel, France 2 before switching to print with Prisma Presse, Wolters Kluwer and also regional daily newspapers (Le Dauphine Libéré). In 2001 he was made general manager of a private regional TV station, Télé Lyon Metropole, before joining France 3 6 years ago as director of the Nord Pas de Calais Picardie region.



deidre_kevinDeirdre Kevin

Deirdre Kevin is an analyst at the European Audiovisual Observatory, responsible for the MAVISE database. She previously worked at the Stirling Media Research Institute in Scotland, the European Institute for the Media in Düsseldorf, and for several years as a media research consultant for clients such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities, and several national broadcasting regulatory authorities.



miklos_haraszatiMiklos Haraszati

Miklos Haraszti is a dissident author on censorship and a founder of Hungary’s democratic and free press movement in the 1970s. He went to legislate on press freedom in the country’s freely elected Parliament in the 1990s and served as a Board member of Hungarian Radio and Television. He directed the media freedom watchdog institution of the 56-nation Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from 2004 to 2010.


ross_biggamRoss Biggam

Ross Biggam was legal adviser in the UK Parliament before joining ITV and becoming Head of European Affairs. In 2000, he moved to Brussels to become Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) which represents thirty media companies active in 34 European countries. The members encompass several business models, from free-to-air television broadcasters to multimedia groups and digital TV platforms operators. The ACT is consulted regularly by the EU institutions on all questions impacting on the future of the audio-visual sector.


henry_eaglesHenry Eagles

Henry Eagles is the acting Director of Skillset in Scotland. Skillset Scotland is the official organisation for promoting and managing media training in the country. It has set up media and screen academies, offers careers information, provides advice and guidance to employers and employees and invests in training for freelances. Henry Eagles was formerly a senior programme executive with STV, the ITV network affiliate in Scotland and is chairman of the Scottish centre of the Royal Television Society.



john_ranelaghJohn Ranelagh

John Ranelagh is Director of Acquisition for TV2 Norway and deputy Chairman of Vizrt Ltd. Has been Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Programmes, TV2 Denmark, and Director, Kanal 2 Estonia. He began his TV career in BBC News and Current Affairs on Midweek. Later was Associate Producer of Ireland: A Television History. He was one of the team that started Channel 4, where he developed the commissioning system, onceived Equinox, and was board Secretary. He was appointed the first TV professional to the ITC, regulating UK commercial television.


michel_gregoireMichel Gregoire

Michel Grégoire is Secretary General of egta, the Brussels-based trade association of television, radio and multimedia advertising sales houses in Europe with more than 117 members in 36 countries. egta’s objective is to help radio and television sales houses protect, optimise and diversify their revenue, especially in an era of rapid technological change. Michel began his
career in television advertising as Director of the Sponsorship Department and subsequently as Director of the Radio and Television Department of Régie Média Belge (RMB). He was also member of the CSA (Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel), the Belgian broadcasting authority, for six years.